Knowledge Bowl is an athletic event for the mind, providing a high energy atmosphere as teams huddle together to plot strategies and pull together plans and answers that result in scored points.
Knowledge Bowl tests high school teams on their knowledge on science, astronomy, literature, math, current events, history, and a wide array of other subjects. This friendly academic competition offers opportunities for students to master their team building skills, participate in a competitive test of their academic knowledge, and interact with students from other schools in the region.
The activities involve practice meets that begin in late fall and
continue until the Regional Knowledge Bowl meets early in the spring,
when teams compete for advancement to their division's State Knowledge
Bowl competition. Each team is comprised of up to six students who work together in an opening group-answer written round against all competing schools, followed by a series
of oral rounds going head-to-head against one or two other teams.
ESD 105 has hosted Knowledge Bowl competition in the region since 2003-2004. Our first regional competition was held December 11, 2003. In 2013, West Valley High School became our region's first-ever State Knowledge Bowl championship team, earning the State 2A title with a team coached by Ron Bergevin and Elizabeth Chicken.
George Kreppein and Charlie Harper
|Easton||2B (opting up from 1B)
||4A||Cameron De Haven
|Riverside Christian||1B||Mike Emmans|
|West Valley||4A (opting up from 3A)
||Elizabeth Chicken and Mary Rose Tahat
|White Swan (Mt. Adams)||2B||
Michael Clinton and Chrissa Pena
|2A & 2B Regional for ESD 105: Wednesday, February 15, 2017||3:30 p.m.||Ellensburg High School|
|1A & 4A Regional for ESD 105: Wednesday, February 22, 2017||3:00 p.m.|| West Valley High School|
|1B Combined Regional (ESD 105 & 123): Monday, February 27, 2017
||Waitsburg High School
|State Tournaments (all classifications): Saturday, March 18, 2017
||Arlington High School
• 4A schools:
Top 2 go to State (among Davis, Eisenhower, Sunnyside, and West Valley). 2017 State qualifiers are Davis and West Valley.
• 2A schools:
Top 2 go to State (among Ellensburg, Grandview, Selah, Toppenish, and Wapato). 2017 State qualifiers are Ellensburg (regional champion) and Selah (runner-up)
• 1A schools:
Top 2 go to State (among Cle Elum-Roslyn, Highland, Royal, and Zillah). 2017 State qualifiers are Cle Elum-Roslyn and Zillah.
• 2B schools:
1 goes to State (among Easton, Kittitas, and White Swan). 2017 State qualifier is Easton.
• 1B schools:
2 go to state (Riverside Christian competing with other schools from ESD 123 region)